True Lover's Knot Lycophotia porphyrea
([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Wingspan 25-30 mm.
A small but attractive moth, with distinctive chestnut, black and white markings, often with a purplish tinge.
A moorland and heathland species, occurring widely over the whole of Britain, and often the commonest of the Noctuidae in these habitats.
It flies between June and August in a single generation, and is attracted to light.
The well-camouflaged larvae feed on heather (Calluna) and heath (Erica).